Togo

 

Togo to fight Afcon ban

Ebow Godwin

Togo plans to fight its suspension from the next two editions of the African Cup of Nations after the team withdrew from January's tournament.

Togo flooding claims lives

Staff Reporter

At least nine people have been killed in torrential floods that have submerged entire villages in Togo.

Kanoute wins top African soccer award

Staff Reporter

Mali and Sevilla forward Frederic Kanoute was named Africa Player of 2007 on Friday, beating Chelsea clubmates Michael Essien and Didier Drogba to become the first European-born player to earn the honour. Nigeria's Cynthia Uwak was chosen as the best women's player ahead of South Africa's Modise Portia.

Divided Togo struggle to find World Cup unity

Staff Reporter

Togo's euphoria at qualifying for their first World Cup was tempered by a dismal performance at the African Nations Cup which indicates they will struggle in Germany. The Togolese accounted for 2002 World Cup quarterfinalists Senegal in a huge upset but were brought down to earth with a resounding bump after failing to win a point in Egypt.

Togo's prime minister resigns

Staff Reporter

Togo's Prime Minister, Yawovi Agboyibo, on Tuesday said he had tendered his resignation to President Faure Gnassingbe ahead of the formation of a new, post-elections government. "I was appointed for a specific mission, to conduct the organisation of the parliamentary polls with the Independent National Electoral Commission," he said.

Togo elections free and fair, say monitors

Staff Reporter

Landmark weekend parliamentary elections in Togo were "free, fair and open", observers from the Economic Community of West African States concluded in a report on Tuesday. "In spite of a few shortfalls, the legislative elections on Sunday were free, fair and open," stated the 15-nation group.

Togolese vote in parliamentary poll

Staff Reporter

The people of Togo go to the polls on Sunday to choose MPs in elections where all the main political parties are represented, including Gilchrist Olympio's Union of Forces for Change (UFC). After almost two decades of election boycotts, this is the first time that Olympio's UFC is challenging the ruling Rally of Togolese People.

Togo hopes polls will restore democracy, aid

John Zodzi

Togo holds parliamentary elections on Sunday that, if free and fair, could convince international donors that the small West African state has fully embraced democratic rule. The European Union, once Togo's biggest donor, froze most aid to the former French colony in 1993.